Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the Civil Services Examination or a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.
The Indian Administrative Service is the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India. IAS is the highest administrative post among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc.
IAS is the permanent bureaucracy in India and forms a part of the executive branch. IAS is one of the three All India Services—its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government and the States. IAS officer is given administrative command of an entire district as a District Collector. IAS officers also represent Government of India at international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
A candidate should be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on August 01, 2016.
The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:
Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984: